Painted in strong, mildly discordant colours built up in thick directional brushtrokes. Emphasising a softness in his expression that defies his physiognomy.
Acrylics on reclaimed wood, 2014.
River Darling graduated with a 2.1 from the Arts University in Bournemouth, where she studied Visual Communication after completing a Diploma in Art & Design specialising in hand-rendered animation. Her previous studies at Brockenhurst College comprised of Fine Arts, Ceramics and Photography, alongside English Language and Psychology.
Her work moves in contrasts; in bright colours such as those she found by wetting fossils as a child, painting ancient grey shells into pink, purple and blue watercolours. In the love of clean, bold, reproducible graphics, and the romantic grit of spontaneous brushworks and the tangible mark of a human hand. The fine balance where both mediums meet in strength are a fascinating challenge to her.
BA (Hons) Visual Communication
FdA Visual Communication
FDip Art and Design